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Tuesday 28 February 2017

 NPIP: Why we didn't protest at the Pride Parade
Posted in: Community  27th February 2017
The No Pride In Prisons transgender rights and prisons abolition activist group explains why they decided not to protest at this year’s Auckland Pride Parade

 The Pride Parade Experience
Posted in: Events  27th February 2017
With the roar of Dykes on Bikes and the cutting of rainbow ribbons the 2017 Auckland Pride Parade made its way down Ponsonby Road in a riot of colour, noise and sexualities... our reporters were there!

 Ak Pride: West of Eden premiere
Posted in: Movies  24th February 2017
Tom is a quiet country pakeha kid, Billy is Maori, from the big city where his life has been going off the rails. Their love affair, in 1960s rural NZ is forbidden.

 Same Same: Difficult family relationships
Posted in: Books  23rd February 2017
Justine Sachs attends a session at her very first Same Same but Different writing festival, part of Auckland Pride, and comes away reeling and aching for more.

 Virtuous Circle?
Posted in: Comment  23rd February 2017
Suddenly, it seems as if Labour and National have woken up to the fact that LGBTI New Zealanders are active citizens, who vote, join political parties and have clear policy preferences.

 Review: Pardon me Alan Turing
Posted in: Entertainment  22nd February 2017
Pardon Me Alan Turing is not only about Turing and Wilde, but the experiences of thousands of men who have been granted a pardon for a historic homosexual conviction.

 Review: The Ak Pride Festival Great Debate
Posted in: Performance  21st February 2017
Laughter, adult language, dubious claims, conflict, drama and therapy-level sharing all add up to Best (Ak Pride Great) Debate Ever!

 Ak Pride: Aroha’17 NYC House Party
Posted in: Events  21st February 2017
Meet GypjaQ, an “upbeat, aggressive, unapologetic and above-all queer and black” cyber soul performer who's headlining at tomorrow night's Aroha’17 NYC House Party

 Ask the US Christian Right First?!
Posted in: Comment  21st February 2017
Once again, Family First is trying desperately to draw attention to its failed imported campaign against transgender school student privacy, safety and health.

 Truth, Time and Transition
Posted in: Features  20th February 2017
Diane Sparkes presented her second-ever poem at the Pride Poetry Speak Easy and speaks of her pathway to becoming a woman taking over sixty years.

 Ak Pride: Pardon Me Alan Turing
Posted in: Performance  20th February 2017
Is quashing the convictions of some men previously convicted of having gay sex really going to undo the accumulated effects of decades of being a convicted criminal? A play for Ak Pride explores at the subject.

 Review: NZ Bear Week Comedy Night
Posted in: Performance  17th February 2017
Peacocking, dic pics, daddy issues and more were given the full comedy treatment last evening in a "brilliant" Bear Comedy Night.

 Ak Pride: Ngahuia Te Awekotuku
Posted in: Books  17th February 2017
"No one else was writing about or for Maori girls like me, so I had to make words to explain that world for myself. And most of all, for others."

 Review: Legacy Project 4
Posted in: Performance  16th February 2017
Six short plays written and directed by an eclectic mix of queer artists showcase a dazzling display of local talent.

 The Auckland Pride Festival Sports Rundown
Posted in: Features  16th February 2017
If you fancy yelling from the sidelines in support of your favourite team, or getting right in there and joining the action, here’s our run-down of Auckland Pride Festival sports events to jot down on your calendar.